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A mother’s emotional health and education level during her child’s earliest years influence oral health at age 14, according to a new study.


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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have potential uses in everything from medicine to electronics to construction. However, CNTs are not without risks. A new study found that they can be toxic to aquatic animals. The researchers urge that care be taken to prevent…


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Scientists have discovered that variations in the long-term reversal rate of the Earth’s magnetic field may be caused by changes in heat flow from the Earth’s core into the base of the overlying mantle.


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Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite were the sources of early Earth’s volatile elements. Understanding where these volatiles came from is crucial for determining the origins of both water and life. New r…


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Scientists have discovered melt-glass material in a thin layer of sedimentary rock in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Syria. According to the researchers, the material — which dates back nearly 13,000 years — was formed at temperatures of 1,700 to …


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There is a lack of consistency in the amount of information available to patients to help them make informed choices about their healthcare, say researchers in the UK.


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The hawkmoth, a natural petunia pollinator, spends less time on Petunia lines that offer less nectar as a reward.


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Scientists have, for the first, time created a type of “cyborg” tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues.


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Women with acute heart failure have similar in-hospital mortality to men but are less treated in the real world, according to new results.


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Consuming energy drinks can exert acute positive benefits on myocardial performance, according to new research.


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The carbon–oxygen (C=O) double bond is an important chemical motif, particularly in compounds called ketones. Chemists expect that substituting the carbon for a heavier atom would produce ‘heavy ketones’, which are attractive targets to further under…


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The likelihood of becoming seriously ill from cholera depends on your blood group. It is possible to find a new remedy for the feared illness by studying the molecular structure in the toxin in the cholera bacteria.


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